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Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm PST
gonna find out exactly what jojoba is, what it's used for, why it's grown in the desert, we've got to find not fields of dead jojoba, but fields of live jojoba. and that's what the rest of this adventure is all about. we're going in search of green, living jojoba. i knew there had to be some live jojoba nearby. so we headed into and quickly through the town of desert center. and then we got on kaiser road and after a few miles driving through some really empty terrain, we got off kaiser road onto an even smaller road, bumped along through the dust and finally saw something off in the distance, civilization, and what ended up being fields and fields and fields of live healthy jojoba. give us a wave, we have hit the jojoba jackpot. we've found some live people and a beautiful green living, thriving jojoba plant in the middle of a whole field of 'em, introduce yourself to everybody. >> i am donna charpied, nice to see you huell. >> nice to meet you. >> i'm larry charpied, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, the charpieds, now you know this whole adventure, we are in search of living j
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. the tokyo electric power company is going to use a synthetic resin to try to prevent radioactive dust from bomg airborne or from being washed into the sea. the company will try to use the resin around the reactor buildings. the ren solidifies and becomes water resistant when it tries. tepco wants to check in it will contain the contamination before it uses it more widely. >> the head of the french company subsidiary in japan made a pledge in an interview with nhk. >> reporter: somer have is one of the world's largest conglomerates. itsceo arrived together in japan along with experts. the purpose of the visit is to remove the contaminated te >> i'm going to meet the people in charge and assess the situation. >> reporter: areva is based in france, the world's second largest nuclear energy nation. using remote controlled robot, the company has the capability to access theigy radicte areas. the company is top class in its technology of removing contamination of radiation. the company has a track record of caring out decommissioning of nuclear plants, which have been contaminated. >>
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00pm PST
the oil fields are located. the religious authority said it would not hesitate to use force against demonstrators. saudi arabia follows one of the strictest codes in the islamic world. the announcement justifies banning any protests in the country. >>> the chief of the international atomic energy agency has expressed concern about north korea's nuclear program. iaea director general yukiya amano said the agency would be ready to send officials to the country if there is progress at the six-party talks. amano made the remarks at a meeting of the iaea board of governors in vienna on monday. >> the nuclear program of the democratic people's republic of korea remains a matter of serious concern for the northeast asian region and beyond. >> amano also voiced grave concern regarding reports that surfaced last year about the construction of a new uranium enrichment facility. after the meeting amano told reporters the iaea would be willing to play a role in the denuclearization process if there's an agreement at the six-party talks. he said the nuclear watchdog would look into the possibili
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00pm PST
automaker by unit sales. >> our business reporter emily wang is joining us in the studio. emily, 10 million. that's a lot of toyotas, and that's in one year they want to sell that amount. how are they going to do this? >> to summarize they are focusing on two key strategies. the first is reaching in to emerging markets, and the second is developing its lineup of eco friendly cars. the company says it will launch ten more hybrid vehicles over the next four years, while developing other echo friendly models. as for emerging markets, toyota aims to increase the sales competition situation from the 40 -- composition from the 30 to 40%. they plan toin crease production and develop new models exclusively for emerging countries and among them toyota has stressed the importance of china. >>> translator: as for china and other emerging markets, we expect them to be growth centers. we expect china to lead that growth and to account for about 15% of toyota's worldwide sales. >> emerging markets, of course, have been the darling in late in the auto industry. as you say, they are going to start
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
use of force against its own people and offered condolences for the victims. libya is the first nation to be suspended from the human rights council. >>> meanwhile, the number of evacwees who have fled libya to neighboring countries are increasing. the united nations says it will step up emergency relief measures. the u.n. high commissioner for refugees says 140,000 people have crossed the border to tunisia or egypt so far. about 20,000 people are crossing the boarder in to tunisia every day. nongovernment organizations in tunisia are providing help, but there are severe shortages of food and water. problems have occurred at makeshift supply stations and confusion is spreading tunisia's immigration check points closed their doors because they are unable to cope with the flood of refugees. thousands of people are waiting outside of the facilities and some are suffering from malnutrition and becoming ill. the executive director of the world food program josette sheeran observed the situation at the border. >> good to be here. yes. hello, frank, right? >> look at a regional strategy to th
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00pm PDT
destroyed by the quake and cannot be used because of power outages. there's also a shortage of medicine and deliveries have been slow. >>> work to distribute aid and recover the bodies of the victims continues in areas devastated by the quake and tsunami but such efforts are yet to rooch remote areas located far from the centers. we visited one such place in iwate prefecture. >>> translator: this is four kilometers from the center of kanashi city. people are living in a small community in the mountains. authorities still do not know about the existence of such people and aid has been very slow in reaching them. the sdf has only delivered to them very small amounts of food. this woman says she has picked up what she found among the debris. they are trying to supplement their supplies with food they have found among the debris. in order to survive the cold, they built a bathtub from pieces of debris and broken buildings. what are you burning? >>> translator: the fuel is the remainders of my house that was washed away by the tsunami. he says it feels pathetic. this this district, more than
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Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm PST
techshop is open to anyone who wants to use it. it's like joining a health club. you pay the fee and get access to the tools in the building. >> you join techshop and get access to the toils to make anything you want want. >> welding and machines. >> all classes, mandatory classes, so all classes are about two to three hours long, maybe 4 to 6 people per class, and all hands on. don't know how to run a machine? no problem. techshop will teach you how to run and operate everything, and the classes are very reasonable. it's the brain child of jim newton. he created an inexpensive sanctuary for artists and inventors of all types, just off highway 101 of san jose, california. that's the site of the original techshop location. i say original, because his one-time local idea has matured into a nationwide need. >> our goal for techshop is to open hundreds of these things, so anybody who has an idea has an outlet to actually make their ideas into reality. >> while silicon valley is famous for entrepreneurs working out of their basements, techshop is aimed as those who need just a gun or prog
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Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
, whic i iornt t us, to sustain our factory footprint though we may build on that in the future. he a good rapport between the owner, management, that mix and a strategy for the future. that's what counts, we are not going to share parts with tartar in the future. it's so different, w c't share anything. the freedom they are giving us to shape and develop this country is incredible. at a b responsibility we have to pay back. it's a good turnout for the books. >> jaguar has never gotten into the suv segment or cross over segment, the argument being, that wt nd rover is for. is there space for jaguar to encroach a bit on the hisric segment that land rover was always in? >> i think if you asked five people in the company, you get sixnswers, depending on which siend oside of the company they. >> let's go with the brand. >> then categorically, yes. >> i have to believe dealers would like the sce dealers the world over. >> the way you pose the question is interesting. what we would do if we went into that direction is not do what land rover does. most consumers see the brand as totally se
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00pm PDT
been used to cool down the reactors have all gone out of function. every possible method has been used to cool down the reactor. however, for reactor number 1 and reactor number 3 hydrogen came out, causing a hydrogen explosion. and also for reactor 4 we have seen fire. and radiation has spread from these reactors and the reading of the level seems very high. and there is still a very high risk of further radioactive material coming out from the fukushima number 1 nuclear power pla plant. a 20-kilometer radius has become an area for evacuation. most of the people have evacuated from this area we need now for everybody to move out of the 20-kilometer radius from the number one plant. and in areas from 20 to 30 kilometers from the power plant, depending on what happens at the power plant, we would like to ask you to remain indoors, at home or in your offices. we would like to ask you to remain indoors and avoid going outside. for fukushima number 2 nuclear power plant already people have almost all evacuated from the 10-kilometer radius. now we are requesting that everybody move out
PBS
Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm PDT
-product of the nuclear power generation process using uranium fuel. at the number 3 reactor of the fukushima plant plutonium is an ingredient in mixed oxide fuel, or mox fuel. plutonium can remain in human lungs and other organs and cause long-term damage, including cancer. radioactivity from plutonium can be blocked by a sheet of paper. >>> at the troubled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant the effort to cool the reactors is faced with the challenge of preventing further leakage of highly radioactive substances. >> translator: the challenge is to inject enough water into the reactors for them to cool down stably. but at the same time avoid the outflow of water. >> a tepco official says they have detected on sunday more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour from the water in the trench of the number 2 reactor building. the trench is a concrete tunnel located outside the turbine building near the reactor. it houses power cables and pipes connecting the reactor unit and goes out near the pacific ocean. japan's independent nuclear safety agency, or rather commission, believes that high
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Mar 15, 2011 7:00pm PDT
chief cabinet secretary yukio edano's press conference is about to begin. he will update us on the developments at the fukushima power plant. we have been looking at the smoke billowing from fukushima number one power plant. we don't know -- we haven't got any information as to which reactor it is coming from. we are waiting for the, all the information and data as the story develops. this footage you are looking at was taken about a half hour ago by nhk helicopter flying 30 kilometers away from the plant. you can see that white smoke is billowing. we do not know whether it was ignited by fire, or if it was a hydrogen explosion caused by heat in the reactor. we are right now waiting for a press conference to begin by chief cabinet secretary yukio edano to update us on the developments at fukushima power plants. an nhk helicopter has been taking footage of what appears to be white smoke billowing from the fukushima daiichi power plant. the footage was taken -- this footage, you can see, was taken around 30 minutes ago from 30 kilometers from the nuclear power plant. nhk helicopter w
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Mar 10, 2011 7:00pm PST
national, since japanese name was used. if the donor is confirmed to be a foreign national, i'll return the amount in full. >> before the committee meeting, naoto kan told minister he was aunaware the donor was a foreign national oh national an said he will not resign over the instance. >> if the donor is confirmed to be a foreign national and what the prime minister said is true it will be enough to return the money. former foreign minister me hair ra made a decision not to restein but i heard the foreign minister is not planning to follow suit. >>> forces loyal to libyan leader moammar gadhafi are aerial bombing to cut water and electricity in cities where anti-government forces have taken control. the government has superior equipment such as combat planes. forces loyal to gadhafi continue fierce bombing in the central city of ras lanuf pushing anti-government forces to the east. a counteroffensive has been mounted in zawiya outside tripoli with attacks daily from the air and ground. one of their spokesperson told nhk on thursday that gadhafi loyalists are targeting water, and
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
libya. it used to be a state-run radio station that decide with anti-government forces beginning last night. the station director is ali ashu who is 56. previously he had not been allowed to broadcast anything other than praise for gadhafi, for which he felt ashamed. anti-government demonstrations took place in al-bayda last night and troops killed more than 60 civilians. at the time, many staff members gathered in his office. they all resolved to stop broadcasting government propaganda and support the demonstrators. the early aspirations of freedom seeking young people support his belief. the second son of ashoud took part the demonstrations and suffered head and leg injuries after clashing with security forces. through broadcasting ashour is trying to help people against the gadhafi regime. . >> reporter: citizens of libya have stood up in pursuit of freedom. they are being supported by a local station that has rebelled against a dictatorial government. nhk world. >>> oil output from libya has plunged over 60% since the start of unrest in the country. in a report released on we
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Mar 11, 2011 7:00pm PST
observation using a gps earthquake tracker showed that the ground at the observatory had moved about four meters to the east. the committee concluded that all four expected focal regions were synchronized. they cover a stretch of a few hundred kilometers from waters off miyagi prefecture to waters off ibaraki prefecture. the committee's shairm said further evaluation of the quake is needed when more data have been collected. he said only then it will be possible to determine whether a quake with a magnitude of 7.3 on wednesday was a warning of the bigger quake that followed. >>> earlier, the japan meteorological agency held a news conference and it warned that more tsunami ss could hit japan's coast. the official says some areas could be hit by repeatedly by tsunami waves. he warned residents to stay in safe areas and not go near the coast. he said that looking at tidal patterns, the waves seem to be subsiding but warned residents to stay on the alert. the agency is now monitoring the waves and assessing the damage level. the official says strong and frequent aftershocks may also be
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00pm PDT
started this operation. regarding the number 3 reactor, for the reactor core, we have been using sea water to pour in -- we have been pouring in sea water but we intend to start pumping in fresh water, and that is expected to start today, using a pump that will be activated. >>> the agency said on wednesday the radiation level near the reactor building had not changed since the smoke appeared. the agency says the cause of the smoke is not known. workers have made progress on tuesday night when lighting was restored in the number 3 reactor control room. electricity to the plant had be been cut since the quake on march 11th. tokyo power company was planning to test the water pumps for the number three reactor but operate ro 0 operations were halted when the smoke caused workers to flee. now we go live to chief secretary's yukio edano's news conference. we are waiting for mr. edano coming in to the room. and holding the news conference. and here's comes yukio edano. >>> translator: good morning. we have been making announcements from the relevant institution agencies. i have nothing
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Mar 26, 2011 6:30pm PDT
have you. >> thanks, john. >> joining us peter de lorenzo, the automotive extremist himself and scott burgess detroit news. let's jump right into it. during the bankruptcy, g.m. and other companies had to cutback on product development. looks to me like you have a lot of momentum in the market, but not a lot of new cars coming out. can you tide yourself over market share until you get more models into the pipeline? >> yeah, when you look at this as a launch basis, and if you look at what we are doing on a month by month basis in north america productwise, i think you will find a compelling story as we move production from germany to awe sh wit aushwa. that's one of the big launches we have in march. we have the camero convertible going into the marketplace into the spring selling season. a lot of excitement about that. we talked about the z01 now. that's coming as well. the rest of the year centers around our fuel efficient carport polio in general motors for buick and chevrolet. you will see us launching the sonic and verono for buick, sonic for chevrolet third and fourth quart
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Mar 12, 2011 6:30pm PST
cars since then -- my poor wife puts up with it like all of us car people, but at the end of the day, it's the friendships that i have made along the way that got me more and more into cars. it's a business. i was always apprehensive if the business would ruin my love for the business itself. it never has. it's given me opportunity to have more responsibility. there are good and bad days. if you have a bad day and we get to go to the paris auto show, it's a dream come true. >> it was a job you applied for, or how did you get into the car business? >> i went to ucla business school. i got an offer from ford to be a financial planner in the rear differential vf series or from toyota to be the product planner for lexus, the first ever one. lexus didn't exist at the time. i was like, a whole car or a rear differential? i'll take the whole car. i was pretty shortsighted, but that's how my first job in the car business started. >> always in marketing? advertising and marketing? >> yeah, i started in product planning. that was my true love. coming up with concepts for new vehicles -- th
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Mar 25, 2011 7:00pm PDT
in mind, the company intended to use the reactors' water pumps, but instead they were forced to use pump trucks from a distance because high radiation levels were detected near the water pumps. the company plans to switch on lights in the number two reactor's control room on saturday using an external power supply. they will continue to using trucks to pump fresh water to the reactor. water safety became a major concern among parents in japan when radioactive iodine was detected in tap water in tokyo and other areas, and levels above the recommended safety limit for infants. but academics are saying it's okay to let babies drink tap water, if they cannot secure other sources of drinking water. >> translator: the japan pediatric society, the japan society of perinatal and for premature and newborn medicine compiled a joint statement saying there is a bit of confusion over tap water. they say that the national guideline was set on monthly or annual intake, and they say that there is a low possibility for tap water to a health hazard in a short time. on the other hand, babies who sweat
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00pm PDT
cooling, we are going to use water in principle. we need to secure water and procure water and efforts raised to that extent and there's sea water nearby. i don't know such a report and we don't know the details of what you have said, but we'd like to check. regarding the fire engines, they are being provided by the u.s. military. between the two countries, there may be some difference the information available. that maybe a possibility. >> i'm from tbs. as to the fire engines from the tokyo fire department, why not do number 3 and 4 reactor, number one reactor on the plant side -- there isn't huge space available around the plant. so the workers to be involved we have to ensure their safety so that they can take part in a very difficult mission. if there's congestion, it might cause trouble, so we have to secure enough space for their operation to ensure success. on number 3 and number 4 reactors adjacent to each other, we received such a report from the site. so that we can make a judgment based on their report. >>> translator:. earlier you said at the beginning there are some big nu
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm PDT
the reactor building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. tokyo police guard will use a water cannon truck to spray water from the outside to cool the storage fuel. each helicopter is capability of carrying 7.5 tons of sea water. the operation was held at around 9:48, 9:52, 9:54 a.m. and also 10:00 a.m. on thursday morning. due to radiation levels, though, the operation should be conducted from a minimum altitude and limited to 40 minutes per helicopter per day. on wednesday, a white plume was seen rising from a reactor building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. tokyo electric power company says water in a storage pool intended to cool spent fuel apparently evaporated from the vapor has the cooling system has not been working since the quake. there is urgent need for cooling to stop the fuel from emitting hydrogen for possible explosion or meltdown. at 9:48 a.m., 9:52 a.m., 9:54 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. japan time on thursday, two japan self defense force helicopters have prayed water on the crippled number three reactor building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. each helic
PBS
Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm PDT
we have to recover it and that will be used for this purpose? >> you can see this white tank there. there are three white tanks. >> this is a fire engine, yes, and this tank appears to be very big. >> well, yeah, it can contain the order amounting to 2,000 tons, and these tanks have not been damaged by the tsunami. so highly contaminated water can be collected into this -- these white tanks after it is pumping to the condenser. >> they're already filled with water? >> yes. because of that, we would like to use this first tank. it's a huge tank. so the water will be transferred from the condenser to the surge tank. >> there's quite a bit of distance here. you have to carry the water over this distance? >> you can see a number of fire trucks, and by using these -- the pumper trucks, they're going to transfer the contaminated water. >> we have another photograph. this was taken on the 24th. the number 4 is in the front. it's from a different angle. >> you can see the sea on the right-hand side. >> this is the south end? >> and you can see the number 1, number 2, number 3, number 4 rea
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
discharge radioactive material in the air. on friday afternoon, the sdf used six special fire trucks to spray water in the building. they sprayed 50 tons of water in 40 minutes. there a pressing need to cool fuel at the fukushima power plant. workers are carrying out the efforts to try to restore electricity there. >> the problem started at the plant after it lost the power to keep feeding the reaction and storage pools with water. when the cooling systems shutdown, experts immediately began looking for ways to connect the plant to outside power sources. the number of options were considered. experts decided on an idea that came to them in an emergency drill conducted at the number five reactor last november. >> this is a video of the training conducted based on the facts at the cooling function have been compromised. >> but this time around, it wasn't one reactor, but all six that lost power. four also lost their emergency back-up power. something the plant's operators never thought could happen. the professor at the tokyo institute of technology says nobody ever expected problems on t
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Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm PST
the poor. they would use the funds as a mean to escape poverty. he has been critical of corrupt officials. he tried to form a political party in the runup to 2008. this put him at odds with politicians in existing parties. reports had surfaced last year about irregularities in the bank's operations. grameen bank denied the allegations but the government has been putting pressure on yumus to resign. >>> they have identified a person in connection with the on-line posting of exam questions while the tests were underway. the police say the 19-year-old man is an examee for kyoto university. police had been trying to find out who sent the questions to an on-line question and answer site while exams at four universities were in progress. the university s kyoto , doshisha, waseda and rikkyo filed criminal complaints on monday saying offenders obstructed them from conducting fair exams. the police in cooperation with yahoo found the same cell phone had been used at all four universities and that the phone had been bought by a person's parents at a. police are searching for possible acco
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm PDT
follows measures suspending shipment of vegetables . here to tell us more about the latest instructions on vegetables and the possible affects on the human body is hideki. >> the prime minister announced he's suspending the shipment and intake of vegetables s suspected to be contaminated with radiation. what is your reaction? >> vegetables are not contaminated have been found one after another. if people are consuming them as they are possible health hazard is suspected. so, as a measure to protect people's health the government discourages such produce to be shipped to the market. and to keep them away from consumers. >>> translator: i'm sure that many people are concerned over the announcement. how hazardous are they to the health? >>> translator: with a level that it dent fied now, there's no immediate negative impact to the health. how immediate is it? that's the concern of many people. there are two meanings there. that if you keep ingesting such vegetables several days, you will not suffer nausea or any kind of abnormality of the plood. any acute symptoms will probably not appear.
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm PST
story. >> reporter: a local radio station in al bayda, the voice of free libya. it used to be a state run radio station but sided with anti-government forces beginning last month. the station director is ali ashour, who is 56. the station director is 56. previously he had not been allowed to broadcast anything other than praise for colonel gadhafi, for which he felt ashamed. ast -government demonstrations month, and security troops killed more than 60 citizens. at the time many staff members gathered in ashour's office. they all resolved to stop broadcasting government propaganda and to support the demonstrators. >> reporter: the aspirations of freedom-seeking young people support ashour's belief. hanza, the second son of ali, took part in the demonstrations and suffered head and leg injuries after clashing with security forces. >> reporter: through broadcasting, ashour is trying to inspire people towards the decisive battle against the gadhafi regime. >> reporter: citizens of libya have stood up in pursuit of freedom. they have been supported by a local station that has rebelled agai
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. >> translator: considering the use of the area, we do not consider this is going to pose any immediate threat to human bodies. concerning the result of measurement, currently the cabinet minister, the safety commission is assessing the data currently. this is the superior body to the safety agency. so far the samples taken from only one location and this may not be sufficient to draw any appropriate conclusion. there was an announcement earlier by the science ministry that there is going to begin monitoring of the ocean and tokyo electric power company continued to survey. >>> tokyo electric power company has resumed work to bring electricity to the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant as part of efforts to regain cooling functions. by monday workers had attached power cables to all six reactors, but with the number three and number four reactors still being sprayed with water monday it may be some time before the electricity can be switched on. >> translator: we are now joined by nuclear expert showita iwata of the university of tokyo. thank you very much for coming. first of all, wh
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